Important features for editors

Tim Chase python.list at
Thu Jul 4 23:03:19 CEST 2013

On 2013-07-04 15:24, MRAB wrote:
> On 04/07/2013 14:22, Tim Chase wrote:
> > Other nice-to-haves include
> >
> > - Unicode support (including various encodings)
> It's 2013, yet Unicode support is merely a "nice-to-have"?

Yeah, while I use Vim and it's got support, most of what I do
interacts with unicode stuff as escaped rather than in-line.  In
python, it's things like u"\u20AC" or in HTML/XML using one of the
escaping variants:  € or € or even €

So I don't feel particularly hampered even if/when I get stuck with
an editor that only speaks lower-ASCII.

That's why I considered it merely "nice to have" rather than


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